‘LC’ doesn’t mean ‘limited choice’: Exploring the LCs of Fall 2011

Two reasons why students try to earn as many credits as they can are because of class registration and housing registration, both of which are right around the corner. To help you learn more about Linfield Curriculum classes, here are tips from registration experts and options for you to consider.

To foster the development of well-rounded education, Linfield has a general education requirement. Besides the Inquiry Seminar (INQS125), students are required to take one LC course from each of five different areas: creative studies (CS); individuals, systems, and societies (IS); natural world (NW); quantitative reasoning (QR); ultimate questions (UQ); vital past (VP); global pluralisms (GP); and U.S. pluralisms (US).

Registrar Eileen Bourassa said the curriculum requirements are more complex than that. She recommended that students update their LC worksheet or review their program evaluation on WebAdvisor while considering registration in both the short and long term.

She also said many students have difficulty with the requirement that does not allow more than two LC courses from the same department.
“LC classes are not check boxes. To be a well-rounded person, think about the process and get a full picture academically,” Janet Peterson, interim director of Academic Advising, said.

For students who register hoping to only take easy classes, Ellen Crabtree, associate director of Academic Advising, said this often ends up turning in the wrong direction — with not easy or interesting classes at all.

“Friends cannot make a decision for you,” she said. “You should get information from professors, friends, academic advisers and other sources and consider them together.”

Registration schedule

Monday, April 11 Completed Credits
Block 1.7:30 a.m. 95.00 +
Block 2.1:00 p.m. 84.00 – 94.99
Block 3.4:00 p.m. 82.00 – 83.99
Block 4.4:30 p.m. 80.00 – 81.99
Block 5.5:00 p.m. 78.00 – 79.99
Block 6.5:30 p.m. 76.00 – 77.99
Block 7.6:00 p.m. 72.00 – 75.99

Tuesday, April 12 Completed Credits
Block 1.8:00 a.m. 62.00 – 71.99
Block 2. noon 52.00 – 61.99
Block 3.4:00 p.m. 51.00 – 51.99
Block 4.4:30 p.m. 49.00 – 50.99
Block 5.5:00 p.m. 48.00 – 48.99
Block 6.5:30 p.m. 47.00 – 47.99
Block 7.6:00 p.m. 46.00 – 46.99

Wednesday, April 13 Completed Credits
Block 1.7:30 a.m. 3 4.00 – 45.99
Block 2. noon 22.00 – 33.99
Block 3.4:00 p.m. 20.00 – 21.99
Block 4.4:30 p.m. 18.00 – 19.99
Block 5.5:00 p.m. 17.00 – 17.99
Block 6.5:30 p.m. 16.00 – 16.99
Block 7.6:00 p.m. 15.00 – 15.99

Thursday, April 14 Completed Credits
Block 1.7:30 a.m. 13.00 – 14.99
Block 2. noon 0.00 – 12.99

April 15, please come to the Registrar’s
Office for assistance.
(Melrose 012, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Planning for the LCs:

1. You need to complete an upper division course, at least 300-level, from CS, IS, NW, OR, UQ or VP. It cannot
be from your major department, but it can be from your minor department.

2. Certain LC courses are always more popular for one reason or another, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will like those courses, so don’t base your decision off past popularity.

3. Many professors don’t like adding extra students to full classes, so have a backup plan with other courses you’d like to take at the ready if the one you want fills.

by Jaffy Xiao/Features editor
Jaffy Xiao can be reached at linfieldreviewfeatures@gmail.com.

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